Award Details

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford. As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you may pursue an education in any of Stanford's graduate programs including master's and doctoral degrees in business; earth, energy and environmental sciences; education; engineering; humanities and sciences; law; and medicine. 


  • Applications from citizens of all countries are encouraged
  • Must be applying to enroll in a full-time graduate degree program at Stanford 
  • Must be applying within four years, and enrolled within five years after first earned bachelor's degree 

For more information, review Eligibility and Criteria

Please join us for a KHS open information session

 Monday, February 24, 2020


LINC 314

Application Timeline 

Application Opens: May 1, 2020
Application Due: October 14, 2020

Endorsements: OSU will not be providing endorsements for Knight-Hennessy candidates, but we will read and give feedback on applications that are submitted for review by September 1, 2020.  Please contact LeAnn Adam for advising. 

OSU Contact 

LeAnn Adam 
OSU Coordinator for Prestigious Scholarships